Jack received this present from his Grandparents at Christmastime, and he LOVES it!
He sings, lights up, and knows Jack’s name, favorite color, food and animal. He’s a LeapFrog toy, and his paws all do something different. They’re very easy for Jack to push, which I think is why he enjoys playing with him so much. Scout is very much loved by our boy.
Case in point-
Last night, Jack wanted to take Scout up to bed with him. I usually don’t bring him up, simply because he’s loud. His many songs and activities have no volume control, and since it’s a time for quiet, I haven’t wanted to bring Scout up to bed with us. But, last night, Jack really wanted to bring him up. He gave him a big hug, a few kisses, and walked to the stairs, ready for bed. So, Scout joined us for bedtime last night.
It took a few extra minutes for Jack to get to sleep because of having Scout with him (he also asked for Monkey, so he had two friends in bed last night). Eventually, Jack got to the point where he would sit up, push Scout’s paw, then lay back down. He did this for a while, and then finally fell asleep. I thought about removing Scout for the rest of the night, so he wouldn’t wake Jack unintentionally if Jack accidently hit his paw or something. But, I figured that if Jack really wanted Scout to be with him, I should leave him in there.
Around 10 o’clock, I checked on Jack, Scout, and Monkey. I think walking down the hall must have made Jack stir, because when I opened his door, I heard Scout going through the start of all his songs as Jack’s foot was doing the ‘horse-foot-stomping’ thing. I turned Scout off and picked up Jack to snuggle him back to sleep like we usually do, but things were different this night. Instead of wanting to snuggle into my shoulder, he pointed back to Scout for me to lay him back in his crib! He wanted to snuggle in with Scout – not Mommy! Okay!! I’ll take that! He wrapped his little arm around Scout’s neck and went right back to sleep. We didn’t hear from Jack again until much later.
Could it be that we’ve finally found a comfort toy for Jack? I hope so!
Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa W!!!